NEXT EVENT 29 June 2017

Festival of Chichester 2017
Talk and discussion
With the election of Trump and the vote for Brexit added to its worldwide in-tray, we ask how will the UN and its new Secretary-General António Guterres respond to the world’s challenges?
with Sir John Holmes
Thursday 29 June, 7pm
Venue: County Hall, West Street, Chichester, PO19 1RG
Tickets: £7, students free (book to reserve your place)
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Sir John Holmes

Sir John Holmes is a former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations.

He was the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator at the time of the Haiti earthquake in 2010, coordinating relief for survivors of the catastrophe which killed 250,000 people. Working closely as he did with António Guterres, then UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Sir John is uniqely placed to offer an informed view of the new Secretary-General’s likely approach.




UN Association Chichester

Our Model United Nations, to be held in Spring 2018, will be aimed primarily at sixth formers.

This is a fantastic opportunity for young people to learn about countries and issues around the world and to argue a nation's case within the UN framework. If your school or college would be interested in taking part please contact Jenny Paterson, MUN Coordinator.

Presentation to schools and young people:


Aimed especially at young people, this brief presentation gives an overview of the UN and shows that it will be even more important to our country post Brexit.

We would be delighted to deliver this presentation to your school – please email Jenny Paterson to discuss.

We are also seeking parents interested in delivering this presentation in school – please email Christina Darby if you would be interested.




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